Certificate IV in Community Services Work (08)
Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VIC
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|Preston||Yes||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It covers workers who provide a range of services and interventions to clients, and/or who implement community education and interventions. Individuals will learn how to provide a holistic approach to client needs, including social, emotional, psychological and practical support. Work may take place in a range of contexts such as community-based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services, and workers may have supervisory responsibilities. It also defines the knowledge and skills required by support workers and case workers who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others, and refers to specific knowledge of a client group and appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community settings.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Work within a community development framework; Identify and respond to children and young people at risk; Use targeted communication skills to build relationships; Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Work effectively in the community sector; Deliver and develop client services; Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately; Maintain an effective work environment; Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Contribute to OHS processes. Electives: Work effectively in social housing; Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement; Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs; plus more.
About Melbourne Polytechnic, TAFE VICMelbourne Polytechnic has six campuses around Melbourne - in Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Heidelberg and Prahran. There are also four training centres: Northern Lodge - Eden Park (vineyard and horse stud), Northern Lodge - Yan Yean (broad acre farm), Growling Frog Vineyard (Yan Yean), and the Northern AMEP Centre at Broadmeadows. Melbourne Polytechnic's metropolitan campuses are located within convenient reach by public transport.
Melbourne Polytechnic is accredited to deliver around 550 nationally recognised courses on a full-time and part-time basis and over 410 institute accredited courses. Vocational training study options include pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships, certificates (I - IV), diplomas, and advanced diplomas. Higher education study options include associate, bachelor and masters degrees.
Melbourne Polytechnic facilities include a 320-hectare farm and 300-hectare thoroughbred stud, Building and Construction Training Centre, Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre, Meat and Fish Processing Facility, four vineyards, two wineries, training restaurant and bistro, hairdressing salons, a TV studio, Technical Education Centre, Green Skills Centre of Excellence, state-of-the-art on-campus student accommodation, and a teaching and learning complex at the Preston campus.
Provider CRICOS: 00724G RTO code: 3075;HE
Certificate IVCourse code: CHC40708
- Full-time internal = 1 year
- Part-time internal = 2 years
14 units: 10 core; 4 elective
No minimum education
Where work also involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, candidates are recommended to select the following unit: Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Life after Study
Community workers encourage and assist community groups to identify their needs, participate in decision-making and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs.